Georgetown University Round Table
on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2011
March 10-13, 2011
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
On-site registration: Located in the ICC Galleria
Thursday, March 10th: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, March 11-12th: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 13th: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jannis Androutsopoulos, University of Hamburg
Dialects on Display: Performance and Negotiation of Linguistic Localness in the Participatory Web
Naomi Baron, American University
Print or Onscreen: Better, Worse, or About the Same?
Susan Herring, Indiana University
Discourse in Web 2.0: Familiar, Reconfigured, and Emergent
Deborah Tannen, Georgetown University
How Social Media Make Cross-Generational Discourse Like Cross-Cultural Communication
Crispin Thurlow, University of Washington
Fakebook: Synthetic Media, Pseudo-sociality and the Rhetorics of Web 2.0
Workshops: Thursday, March 10, 2011
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Mirjana N. Dedaic & Luke Hillman, Georgetown University
Ilana Gershon, Indiana University
Conducting Research on New Media In and Out of Classrooms
Edward Maloney, Georgetown University
Student Engagement and New Media Technologies
Patricia O’Connor, Georgetown University
Eliciting Narrative: Using Digital Formats in Teaching Interdisciplinary Uses of Narrative
Anna Trester & Laura West, Georgetown University
Facework on Facebook: Intertextuality and Politeness Moves in an Online Social Networking Community
GURT 2011 Theme
Electronic media have come to dominate our linguistic lives. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are reshaping people’s interactions. Texting and instant messaging are transforming the very meaning of “conversation,” while blogs and websites are gradually replacing newspapers and television as the primary news outlets.
These new worlds of words occasion innovative uses of language and new spaces for constructing identities, forming relationships, and expressing social meanings. GURT 2011 will explore how these ever-changing technologies affect ever-adapting discourse. The conference will bring together leading researchers from around the world and from various analytic perspectives, including anthropological linguistics, conversation and discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, multimodality, variation analysis, and visual analysis.
Explorations into the discourse of new media place this year’s GURT at the frontier of discourse as well as media studies.
© 2010 GURT 2011 | Organized by Deborah Tannen & Anna Trester